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  FOX    KTVU Morning News Early Edition    News; News/Business. New. (CC)  

    December 6, 2013
    5:00 - 6:01am PST  

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there is no equal in the world. >> people in the bay area and all over the world are remembering a global icon. new information about the ten- day mourning period planned in honor of nelson mandela. its all ahead on the ktvu channel 2 morning news. good morning. thank you for joining us. we are looking at a very dark starbucks. people not able to get their coffee this morning in benicia and even worse a lot of them not getting their heat this morning because the power is out effecting hundreds of people over in benicia and ktvu claudine wong is out there this morning checking in on what happened and the progress of when that power will be turned back on.
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we will check in with her in a moment. it is friday, december 6th i'm pam cook. >> we made it. good morning, everybody i'm brian flores in for dave clark. rose mary in for -- rosemary in for steve. >> 26 in napa. 25 novato. sunrises at 7:11. we will not see much fluxuation between now and then. 34 at half-moon bay. i'm picking up a few clouds hanging along the coastline. we have changes coming our way. ly have more on that in a moment. let's head to the north bay. that is where we see our coldest temperatures. 25 for you in heelsburg. 2 in petaluma. if we shift to the east we are looking at 27 degrees outside your door in san ramon.
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ramo. bring along the winter coat you are going to need it. maybe something to cover your face because that air is a cold one. this will be traveling, south, southeast over the course of the day. this will bring us rain as early as tonight and because of the cold air in place because this system is cold, we are going to likely see snow in our local hills by tomorrow morning. so we will show you that extended forecast. let's talk about this afternoon. under an increases cloud cover temperatures in the upper 40s to low 50s. 49 for vallejo, 50-degrees in berkeley, and 50-degrees in oakland. ly have a look at your weekend and exteed -- i will have a look at your weekend and your extended forecast coming up. let's start with with a look at the traffic at the bay bridge toll plaza. it has been looking pretty
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good. also looking at the san mateo bridge. the traffic here looks good all the way out to the peninsula. by the way getting there from 880 is not a hassle right now. if you will be getting on the road early, i think you should be having a pretty good commute. we are also looking at the nimitz freeway. traffic on 880 and 580 looking good. as we go to contra costa county 680 traffic is off to a good start. let's go back to the desk. happening now thousands of people are in the dark in benicia this this morning. claudine wong is there. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, brian. this is a pretty significant power outage for the city of benicia. you have 3700 people without power. almost 14% of the folks here. this is the shopping center. very, very dark. in the background it looks like there may be emergency generators on at the super market. this is the starbucks normally open right now. about 4:30 is when they are
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supposed to open their doors. you can see the sign on the door pg&e has been contacted. we have seen an employee in there loading up. getting things ready for when the power comes back on. we did talk to one man down here trying to open up a laundry mat and was hoping to get coffee. he said his whole morning depends on how fast pg&e works. >> it will be the same. >> reporter: no coffee. >> no coffee. >> reporter: are you going to open up the laundry mat? >> it usually opens up at 6:00 but i open at 4:30 people come down because they know me. >> reporter: nothing is working in there. >> nothing. zero. >> reporter: so you just open the doors any way? >> yes. >> reporter: and just wait. >> yeah. >> reporter: so your whole morning is depending on how
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fast pg&e works. >> correct. >> reporter: and we should mention it is cold out here. hovering just above freezing here. got a message on my facebook from kathy saying brrr it is cold without power. so how long will this take to fix? pg&e telling me their crews are on scene trying to assess the situation trying to figure out what caused it and how long it will take to fix it. we expect to get an update from them in the next 15 minutes and we will bring you that. live in benicia claudine wong. >> stay warm out there. thank you. a hard freeze warning will expire across the bay area at 9:00 this morning. one of the coldest places is napa where overnight temperatures dipped into the 20s. while we hear exposed pipes need insulation during the winter, even interior pipes that are protected by attic walls are springing leaks. plumbers have been responding to several calls. >> when you turn on the faucet in a different room, you can hear it through the walls. you should listen to that.
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turn off all the tvs and stereos and listen for that noise. >> hardware stores are also seeing a run on installation materials as people in napa try to protect their properties from freeze and potential water damage. meantime city crews say cold weather is partly to blame for a water main break in martinez. the brakes sent water pouring out into the street on martinez avenue. the problem started about 9:30 last night. at one point 50 homes were without water. but its back on now. crews were able to fix the water main over night. a few hours ago they put sand on the road to make sure it is safe for drivers. shelters in sonoma county have added extra beds to keep homeless people out of the cold. many shelters have been full for the past few days. the county provides 580 beds year round but 100 extra beds were added this week because of the cold weather. there are about 3300 homeless people though in sonoma county.
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in the sierra foothills the bad weather is causing pg&e to staff extra crews starting today. pg&e concerned about a repeat of a snowstorm four years ago that left thousands without power for days. people are currently stocking up at hardware stores buying anything from oil lamps to shovels. >> i have decided to test new equipment i have for camping. so i have set up my tents and i will sleep in the snow and make sure it works. >> law enforcement urging drivers to slow down and be cautious of icy roads and black ice. snow could drop to 1,000 feet. it may soon cost more to ride bart during the morning and evening rush hours. janine de la vega is joining us live from the bart station to tell us how riders could be effected by the premium plan. >> reporter: good morning, brian. in about an hour the peak commute hours will begin.
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we will see a lot more foot traffic here. the bart board of directors talked about raising prices during that time at their recent meeting. the san francisco chronicle is reporting bart officials are preparing to look into peak period fares. charging higher prices during the busiest hours or most congested station. more analysis is needed so that is why the idea is being explored on how it will work. the board says now is not the time to raise prices since the transit agency went through two strikes and trains have been experiencing mechanical problems. >> i don't think its fair. they need to find ways to cut down on their cost and spending and stop passing everything on to the riders. >> reporter: bart fares are already scheduled to increase 5.2% in january. its based on inflation.
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the average bart fare is $3.59 it will raise to $3.78. now a survey showed that riders supported inflation based increase that was small and predictable over a larger increase that took them by surprise. another study is expected to be done which should show which riders think about an increase those during peak commuter times. reporting live from fremont janine de la vega ktvu channel 2 news. new this morning no reports of any injuries or damage but there was an earthquake in napa county. an earthquake at 3.7. some people say they felt desks and chairs move but no major jolts. scary incident on a san francisco high school campus earlier this week. a staff member at burton academic high found a loaded sawed off shotgun with extra
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ammo inside an unattended backpack. police later arrested a 16-year- old student that reported bringing the gun to school possibly for his own protection. >> the time i found out about it w was this morning. >> two days later you get a voice mail and i'm driving and like what? and i'm jesus mow hearing about -- and i'm just now hearing about it? wow. >> police say they have interviewed the teenagers parents and doing a weapons check to trace the gun. school district administrators did not return our calls. south africa's government is preparing funeral ceremonies for nelson mandela who died yesterday at 95 years old. this is a live picture outside of mandela's house. we are learning more about the funeral plans for mandela as well. on day five there will be a memorial service in a stadium
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and mandela's body will lie in state for three days. mandela will be buried in a remote village where he grew up. south africans say their country owes a lot to mandela. >> the ability to bring people back together brought us from the brinks. that is immeasurable. its hard to put into words what he did for us. >> and cnn is reporting that president obama is making plans to travel to south africa to attend the memorial service for nelson mandela. in the meantime mandela had strong ties to the bay area. he always said the movement by uc berkeley students back in 1986 calling on the university system to divest more than $2.5 billion from the south african government was a crucial step in ending apartheid.
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>> and he came back to the east bay to the oakland coliseum top thank the hundreds, the thousands of people that had been there, americans, in solidarity with south africa trying to get that regime done. >> estimated 58,000 people turned out to see mandela at the oakland coliseum that day. mandela spent 27 years in prison for fighting apartheid and was set free. mandela never expressed bitterness about his time behind bars. instead he called for reconciliation and forgiveness. four years after his release he was elected president. nelson mandela was 95 years old. he had been ill on and off for more than a year. he passed peacefully surrounded by his family. students will probably be wide awake at one south bay
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community college. in the next half hour we will show you why students have to deal with the freezing cold even when they are inside the classroom. and $7 for a gallon of milk? it might sound ridiculous now but prices could reach record highs next month. the washington stalemate that could wreck your budget. born. right now we are looking at a commute that is still doing very well as we put up a live picture of highway 4. it looks good here but i will tell you where it is beginning to show some signs of slowing. outside our doors this morning. joined by record breaking temperatures once again in some areas. we will compare the numbers and in the extended forecast for your bay area weekend rain and local snow. i love having a free checked bag with my united mileageplus explorer card. i've saved $75 in checked bag fees.
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welcome back to the morning news. homicide detectives in santa cruz have announced a big break in cold case. they now know the name of the young victim nearly 20 years after the crime. detectives say dna evidence has identified her as 17-year-old corey joann. she was beaten to death. two hikers found her body back in 1994. >> they are about 50 feet off of a trail when they discovered the body. >> homicide detectives are still looking for the girl's killer. santa cruz police officer lauren butch baker was one of
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the first investigators assigned to this case. baker was one of the two detectives killed in the line of duty earlier this year. if you think your grocery bill is high now, just wait until the start of the new year. the agricultural department is warning a gallon of milk could cost $7 if congress does not pass a new farm bill. dairy subsidies which stabilize milk prices are set to expire on january 1st while president obama is optimistic a deal can be reached, the republican controlled house and democratic controlled senate remain at odds over parts of the farm bill. california's high speed rail authority says the $68 billion project still on track. the state still plans to break ground on the first construction segment as early as next month. the state will try again to get approval to sell bonds for the project in the near future. opponents say recent court rulings on environmental and funding issues are serious set backs. although supporters deny that.
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now 5:17 i want to check in with sal. >> brian and pam we are doing okay as we go to the live pictures. i want to show you the traffic on 80. it looks pretty good as we head out to the mccarthur maze. also this morning we are looking at westbound bay bridge. it is nice. things are beginning to slow down in some areas. we have been looking at parts of contra costa county. i mentioned i saw highway 4 last time. we are looking at highway 4. a little slowing in a construction zone. for the most part it is nice. you can see just a little bit of slowing. the yellow markers indicate slightly below the posted speed limit. let's go to rosemary. i will start out by saying most of us a tad warmer but not by much. 24 degrees right now santa
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rosa. san francisco checking in at 41. oakland 37 degrees outside your door. 31 in concord. and 33 for san jose. we have temperatures warming up a little bit later this morning. but in the meanwhile we are going to have very chilly conditions for at least the next couple of hours with sunrising at about 7:11. i mentioned the possibility of breaking records once again. let's take a look at where we are currently and the old record. areas right around napa although this is not official just yet. national weather service hasn't ruled on this but it looks like we will break a record in napa. san francisco holding steady. san francisco 40-degrees a little bit earlier this morning. san jose 33 degrees right now. at the airport dropped to 29 a little bit earlier. we are looking at this system here off the washington coastline. it will be sinking south over the course of the afternoon. that will bring us rain and snow to our local mountains tonight into tomorrow.
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so for today this morning a near repeat of what we had yesterday. upper 40s and low 50s once again. but by this evening we will be looking at rain and snow moving in. the heaviest rain expected by 8:00 tonight and last into the overnight hours. but i think we may see a few scattered showers in time for the evening drive. and with this cold air in place a winter weather advisory for our east bay hills as well as the santa cruz mountains starts tonight. lasts until tomorrow morning. we could see anywhere from two to four inches. right about 2500 feet and more above 2500 feet. that is kind of exciting. we'll have to wake up tomorrow morning and see what we have. afternoon highs for today 50 in berkeley. 51 san francisco. upper 40s to low 50s around the region. north bay, east bay, south bay. 51 for you san jose. a live look at the extended forecast with your bay area weekend always in view. scattered showers moving in tonight. going away by tomorrow morning. we will be drying out tomorrow
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morning. most of saturday will be dry. sunday dry, cold once again. and temperatures rising slightly as we get into monday and tuesday. i will talk about how much rain i expect we will see with this system coming up. twitter taking a step that could quiet some of its critics. the instant messaging site is adding a female board member. she all take a seat on the board immediately. twitter has been criticized because its board included only white men when it went public. let's check in on the numbers this morning. down day yesterday. as expected. a little bit actually we had some decent news on the economy. but this time of year things fluctuate a bit. right now the futures are fluctuating as well. could be a slightly lower opening but we will get a better read. market opens up. bell rings in an hour and ten
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minutes. honda offering significant deals. dealers will get a $3,000 bonus for any extra car or truck sale. coming up. two young children diagnosissed with cancer just days apart. how strangers -- >> i break down and cry all the time because i can't believe the generosity. >> how stringers and friends in pacifica are coming together to help. and making it harder to buy tobacco. the surprising change one local city is considering. [ laughter ]
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welcome back to the ktvu channel 2 morning news. the number of babies born in the u.s. may be leveling off after years of decline. according to new numbers from the government the number of babies born last year only slipped a little to just shy of four million. that son-in-law -- that is only a few hundred less. not only a decline in u.s. women giving birth, but also in getting pregnant. the city of pacifica is showing an outpouring of community support for two little girls both recently diagnosissed with cancer. eight-year-old bella was diagnosissed with leukemia the day before thanksgiving. a day later annika was
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diagnosissed with a rare form of kidney cancer. both are students at cabrillo elementary and a grade appoint. >> its just perplexing. and the community felt that they needed to support any way they could. >> people in pacifica set up a give forward page first for bella and then for annika within just a couple of days they raised more than $30,000. the families say they are overwhelmed by the community's generosity. 5:26. a danville teenager has really taken our one warm coat drive to heart and helping thousands get warm this holiday season. 14-year-old carson gathered up his friends and baseball team to collect nearly 2,000 coats. this isn't the first time he's lent a helping hand. he's done it four years in a row now. >> it feels good i can give somebody that doesn't have the money for a coat to have a coat and be warm for the winter.
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>> awesome. one warm coat started here back in the bay area and now is a nation-wide campaign. its estimated more than three million coats have been donated and distributed since then. coming up its being called the knockout game. we spoke to an oakland man who says he was the victim of this disturbing crime. we are live at candle stick park when soon the rivalry between the san francisco 49ers and the sea hawks will heat up. we will tell you what the sea hawks have planned.
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good morning everybody. welcome back to the ktvu channel 2 morning news. and speaking of icons, we have one here in the bay area ourself, we are talking about candle stick park. this weekend kind of a big game between the niners. when i say kind of, it is a big game. niners and sea hawks this weekend. tara moriarty will have a live report out there this morning as well. friday, december 6th we made it. i'm brian flores in for dave clark. >> good morning, i'm pam cook. rosemary orozco is in for steve. another cold morning. >> yes brutally cold. the freeze warning in place for the bay area excluding san francisco until 9:00 this morning. temperatures freezing and sub freezing once again. let's take a look at what we are seeing out there this morning. 25 degrees right now in novato. 26 in napa. 24 santa rosa. most of us a few degrees warmer than where we were 24 hours
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ago. when you talk about 25 in fairfield. fairfield actually colder than yesterday morning at this hour. yeah. you will need the winter coat. low 30s in concord. 28 degrees outside your door in walnut creek. 35 in hayward. 37 in oakland. we are looking at upper 30s to near 40 degrees in and around san francisco. freezing in foster city. 40-degrees in belmont. upper 20s for you in menlo park. as we get through the morning hours we will see very little change between now and 7:11. and as we get into the 8:00 hour temperatures will finally warm into the 40s. it will be a chilly morning and by the afternoon upper 40s, low 50s once again. we do have changes coming. do you see the system here off the coast of washington? this will be sinking south over the course of the day. we will see an increase in clouds during the second half of your afternoon. and by tonight rain move into the bay area. increasing clouds for your afternoon. rain this evening.
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temperatures upper 40s and low 50s. ly have a timeline on this -- i will have a timeline on this rain. into the overnight hours snowfalling on some of our local hills. i will talk about how low i expect the snow to be. good morning, sal. good morning, to you. we have no chain restrictions. as you heard rosemary that could change and smart driver going to the mountains this weekend if you are bring the chains with you. let's take a look at the 80 westbound as you head out to the mccarthur maze. no major problems. the commute looks pretty good if you are driving on the approach to the bay bridge. and there is not a big delay right now. hopefully it will stay this way, but it is still early. highway 4 you can see that it is going to be slow. its slow in antioch. 680 is looking good as you drive through. there are no major problems here. and the traffic also looks good on 24 westbound.
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5:32 let's go back to the desk. happening now more than 3700 people are without power and heat in benicia. some businesses are closed because of the power outage. pg&e crews are still trying to figure out what caused it. right now its not clear when the power will be back on. but ktvu claudine wong is working on an update from pg&e. she will have a live report and an update coming up. some college students in the south bay had to battle the cold even after they made it into their classrooms. west valley college in saratoga says pg&e told the school to cut its natural gas consumption by 25% so the utility could meet high demand in the area. the school lowered temperatures inside the buildings and administrators sent out a warning. >> and told us we should be sure to dress warm so most of us wore layers of clothes. part of the day we had to keep our coats on. >> cold temperatures definitely taking a tole on the homeless.
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shelters were near capacity last night. time is 5:33. bart is looking at possibly increasing fares at times when more commuters are traveling janine de la vega is joining us live from fremont to tell us about this proposal and what commuters are saying. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. no one likes the idea of higher prices. some riders that we spoke to likened raising the fares during peak hours is like price gouging. the san francisco chronicle is reporting during bart's board of directors meeting officials decided to look into peak time fares. the board decided now is not the time to raise prices considering the transit agency just went through two strikes and trains have also been experiencing mechanical problems. here's what riders had to say
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about it. >> its their prerogative whatever they want to do with their fares. it is very cheap right now. any time you can go 40 miles to and from work for $20. a day is excellent price pip guess if they want to do it, i guess its their prerogative. >> bart fares are already scheduled to increase 5.2% in january. its based on inflation. it will raise on the first to $3.78. now a survey showed riders supported inflation based increase that was small and predictable over a large increase that took them by surprise. another study is expected to be done which would show what riders think about this increase during peak times. reporting live from fremont janine de la vega ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. we are also counting down to the biggest game of the year so far at least for the san francisco 49ers.
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both the players and their fans are revving up for the big game against the seattle sea hawks this week. tara moriarty is live at the stick with what the 49er faithful can expect. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. this stadium promises to be packed some sunday. it will be the last day game here at candle stick park. 49ers fans getting excited. seattle sea hawk fans are in for a big road trip. we expect hundreds to flock the area to cheer on their team. they are planning on pulling a pretty big stunt. they have pooled their money to fly a go hawks banner over candle stick. they plan to rent a small plane to tow the banner over san francisco. sea hawk fans have been notorious loud this weekend so the 49ers are trying to drum up
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excitement. >> this game doesn't them up. >> reporter: meanwhile the 49er organization put out a handbook for fan etiquette and its rubbing some fans the wrong way. keep in mind any away game for seattle is a road trip. that city is basically the most isolated team geographically in the united states. the road trip is something they are used to. security promises to be really tight here in san francisco this weekend due to the game and ticket prices well, they are going well over face value. live from candle stick park i'm tara moriarty. >> thank you very much. if you don't have tickets, you can still catch all the action right here on ktvu channel 2. kickoff is at 1:25. south africa's government is preparing funeral ceremonies for nelson mandela who died yesterday at the age of 95.
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people have been gathering outside of mandela's home to remember the man that spent 27 years in prison for fighting apartheid. president obama said in addition to greatly admiring nelson mandela, he was personally inspired by him. >> like so many around the globe, i cannot fully imagine my own life without the example that nelson mandela set. and so long as i will live,ly continue to try to learn from him. >> reporter: the president ordered the flags at the white house, federal buildings, and military bases to be flown at half staff until sunset on monday. amber alert has been issued in the bay area for a teenager from washington state. elizabeth romero was last seen leaving her school in kenwick, washington. surveillance video shows her get into a car with her boyfriend 19-year-old eduardo
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flores. he was last seen driving a 2001- 2003 ford escape with temporary washington plates. investigators think the two could be heading to mexico and they may drive through the bay area. retired santa clara county superior court judge will lead a task force. cordell is also san jose's independent police auditor. the president of san jose state says the task force will review the facts and then propose recommendations for insuring the school is a safe, welcoming, and tolerant community. police say four white students taunted their black roommate with racial slurs and put a u- shape bicycle lock around their neck. oakland man says he was the victim of the so-called knock out gail where an attacker tries to knock out a complete stranger. anthony lindsey tells ktvu news the brutal attack happened while riding a bus. these pictures show the cuts and bruises that he says he
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suffered after a man punched him several times. lindsey says he wasn't robbed just beaten up. >> it was clear since he wanted nothing of mine, that maybe that was -- that's what it felt like. i was trying to be knocked out. >> lindsey says he was hit several times before his attacker ran away. the alameda county sheriffs office is investigating this case and urging witnesses to step forward. coming up one of the biggest ice storms in years. the damage that is being caused by this winter blast. plus an arrest stem from the paul walker crash site. why one man was hauled away in handcuffs and what police found inside his home. good morning. we are starting off the morning on a pretty good note when it comes to the traffic as we look at a live picture of interstate 280 in san jose. find out where the slow traffic is though. it is there. and this morning greeted by freezing and sub freezing
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temperatures once again a near repeat expected for the first half of your day and then big changes will be coming for the second half into tomorrow morning. i'm talking wet weather. ly have a look at the timeline for -- i will have a look at the time line for you coming up. i love watching tv outside. and why can you move the tv out here? the wireless receiver. i got that when i switched to u-verse. but why? because it's so much better than cable. it's got more hd channels, more dvr space. yeah, but i mean, how did you know? i researched. no, i-i told you. no. yeah! no. the important part is that you're happy now. and i got you this visor. you made a visor! yes! that i'll never wear. ohh. [ male announcer ] get u-verse tv for just $19 a month for two years with qualifying bundles.
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welcome back to the ktvu channel 2 morning news. time now 5:43. and for michigan and illinois to texas meteorologists are calling it one of the worst ice storms in years. the dallas fort worth area is feeling the brunt this morning. road conditions are extremely dangerous with cars and vans losing control and even tipping over. power was knocked out to about 100,000 homes and businesses. where almost half in dallas county. some parts of the country are dealing with sub zero
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degree temperatures this morning as well. this winter storm could cause havoc this weekend. sumlin is joining us live from the areas that could be hardest hit which is dallas, texas. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, brian. yes from here in dallas up to tennessee this ice storm really is hitting hard. let me show you exactly what people here in dallas are waking up to. just frozen conditions. everything just iced over from this table and chair that you see in this park here to the bushes behind me. the trees. all just frozen in place. and even worse us not going away any time soon. this could last into the weekend. an arctic blast is bringing ice, snow, and bitter cold to the center of the country. to the south snow, sleet, and treacherous driving conditions. to the north windchills bringing the temperature below zero. oklahoma, tennessee, and arkansas are under a state of emergency. >> if you don't have to get out, do not get out. >> reporter: that is the advise
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for north texas where up to an inch of ice is expected. schools are closed in dallas and other cities and the list of flight cancellations is growing. organizers have canceled saturday's holiday parade there for the fist time. emergency officials in oklahoma say most roads across the state are slick and hazardous. >> go slowly. watch out for the person in front of you and make sure you are ready for the road conditions ahead of you. >> reporter: the state has activated an emergency operation center to help people effected by the bad weather. at least three dozen people have been injured. in arkansas freezing rain and icy roads are being blamed for a seven-car pileup. no one was seriously injured in the wreck. on thursday grocery stores were filled with people stocking up before the storm. >> milk, bread, potatoes. just things you can throw quickly. >> reporter: and there are already 179,000 people just in
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north texas alone without power and unfortunately that number is expected to rise as this ice storm continues. pam and brian back to you. >> thank you. the cold weather here in the bay area prompting a warning to drivers be careful on the roads. freezing temperatures overnight could mean black ice and treacherous road conditions. yesterday a broken water pipe created slick roads when the runoff froze. chp says black ice formed early in the morning on cold roads that are covered by shadows can always occur on and around bridges so watch out. deputies in southern california have arrested an 18- year-old accused of stealing part of the porsche that fast and furious star paul walker was in when he was killed in in a crash. 25-year-old jamison was arrested at his home yesterday. the wreckage was being towed away after saturday's deadly crash when someone got out of a
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car following the tow truck, grabbed a part and drove away. the part was found in the suspects home. healdsburg could be the first city in california to raise the minimum age for purchasing tobacco. you must be at least 21 years old to buy tobacco. that is up from 18 years old. it is designed to discourage teens from buying tobacco and smoking at an earlier age. if the city decides to move on, it could go up for vote in january. bat kid is returning to san francisco this weekend but this time he won't be fighting crime. five-year-old miles scott will be back to support the san francisco police and make a wish foundation in its annual brave the bay fundraiser. on saturday he will be the special honoree at the event. >> got to love the bat kid.
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got to love sal too. >> and he's adorable too. >> thank you very much. brian you give us a moment alone here. [ laughter ] it is a good commute out there. there are no major problems. and we are hoping for a nice friday light commute. we can hope; right? traffic looks pretty good getting up to highway 880. there are no major problems as you drive on 680 southbound from the benicia bridge all the way down to walnut creek. it has been a pretty nice drive. if you look at the peninsula, the traffic there moves well as well. bay bridge toll plaza we have a bit of a backup. its a freezing start out there once again. i'm beginning to see a few changes here pap little bit of an on shore breeze blowing in areas this morning. our temperatures are a tad warmer than yesterday. you will still need the winter
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coat it is freezing. this is the system here that will be changing our weather 35 tern. it will be sinking south and as it does its warming our temperatures just slightly. raising our dew pointings little bit. it will bring us some rain. it will bring us snow to the local mountains. our local hills as we get into tonight and tomorrow. let me show you what i mean. as we get through today we have increasing clouds through the second half of the afternoon. rain is still well to the north. this will be a fairly quick moving system. because in time for the evening morning drive this says 6:00. take a look at this. we do have scattered showers popping up from santa rosa down along the coastline. into the santa cruz mountains. as we get into the evening hours and while we are sleeping, the front will sweep through. we are now into saturday morning. we are going to see anywhere from a quarter inch to three quarters of an inch of rain for the bay area.
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we will see snow down to 200 feet. we are looking at snow down into the foothills as well. one to two feet of snow possible for the higher elevations. here at home winter weather advisory tonight into tomorrow morning. above 2,000 feet we could see some fresh snow over our hills. above 2500 feet three inches or so. 24 degrees santa rosa. san francisco checking in right about 40. oakland you are looking at 37. and as we get into the morning hours, we don't budge a whole lot until we get to 8:00. 40s in the forecast at 8:00. and then we are looking at upper 40s and low 50s for the second half your afternoon. concord 31 degrees. afternoon highs today a lot like yesterday with increasing clouds and scattered showers moving in by early evening for some of us. the extended forecast here so tomorrow morning a few scattered showers. but then we are drying out.
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we are cold once again. upper 40s to near 50 degrees. slightly warmer monday and tuesday. the overnight lows will be chilly perhaps freezing once again. back to the desk. >> thank you. 5:50 is the time. a few minutes ago the labor department announced the lowest jobless rate in five years. employers added 203,000 new jobs in november. the unemployment rate dropped to 7%. some of that is because of federal workers who had been on furlough return to their jobs. but economists also say it indicates hiring picked up since last summers slow down. and they added a signal the economy will continue to grow at a moderate pace. i'm looking at the futures indicating a much higher opening across the board. it is getting more expensive to buy a home. it is 3.47% for a 15 year loan. rates are up a full percentage
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point since may. starting today shoppers at apple stores can find things a little more easily with a special help from ibeacon. they will receive messages that are specific to where they are in any of apples 254 stores across the countries. some day it could be expanded to museum exhibitors to get details on the exhibits they are standing in front of. coming up commemorative bricks you can buy for a new waterfront park in san francisco causing a little bit of a controversy this morning. why some say the money isn't going to where it is intended. a chicago bulls fan finds his way on to the court during halftime. why it was a special moment. )!)a$v)ttttqtt$dt$$p7[8
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fremont police have arrested a suspect in a home burglary caught on video. they arrested 28-year-old transient richard in a motel in fremont yesterday afternoon. police say he is the man seen on this surveillance video we first showed you earlier this week. the video reached 2000 hits on youtube. after releasing the video, investigators received more than a dozen tips leading to his arrest. a number of home burglaries in hercules could be the work of one teenager. eight homes near peasant drive were broken into. one victim said he found his front door open and had cash and electronics missing. the thefts are so similar police believe there is just one thief and he is likely 15 or 16 years old. i want to give you lighthearted news this morning. something to smile about. a man in chicago pulled out all the stops to propose to his girlfriend at halftime of last night's basketball game between
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the miami heat and the chicago bulls. the man dressed up at z bulls -- dressed up as the bulls mascot. he walked to his girlfriend and shocked her by coming out of the costume to there it is. so there he is in the costume. and all the cheerleaders there. and he walks up and boom he comes out of the costume and she says oh my goodness what are you doing? he asked her to marry him. and she said yes. grammy nominations will be announced today. it looks like pop will be a big winner. usa today reports that justin timberlake won a possible song of the year nomination. coming up in our 6:00 hour millions of people continue to remember south africa's iconic leader nelson mandela. more on how the bay area shared a special pie with the nobel
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prize winner. and there is a chance of snow on mt. diablo. we are looking at a commute that is not all that bad but it is getting a little more crowded at the toll plaza. andly tell you where other spots are getting slow. a similar day under way for your friday. meaning a freeze warning this morning. cool temperatures expected for this afternoon and wet changes coming by tonight. when i expect the rain to arrive coming up. [ male announcer ] some things are simply better at home.
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new information from pg&e at this hour about an outage effecting thousands in benicia. thousands left in the dark and cold. brutally cold once again and the freeze warning in place until 9:00 for most of the bay area. i will have a look at the temperatures coming up. i cannot fully imagine my own life without the example that nelson mandela set. and president obama joins millions of people around the world mourning the death of nelson mandela. the new information about his funeral. ktvu channel 2 morning news continues.